Pravin Fernando

Call 2009


Pravin has a burgeoning education practice. He is available to provide representation to local authorities, parents, schools, colleges, universities and charities on educational matters. He also has an interest in special educational needs and disability discrimination.


Pravin’s experience of the interface between medical, educational and psychiatric care provision is of great practical benefit. He regularly works with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups and has a valuable insight into their organisation and functioning. Pravin also has specific experience of disciplinary and academic complaints.

cases & work of note

Dr D – hearing before NHS England concerning an outcome 4 for a specialist psychiatric trainee. He had previous warnings regarding his poor performance. However, following psychological and ophthalmic assessment it appeared he was suffering under a disability. A further exceptional extension was allowed for his training.

Mrs RI – defending a headmistress of a religious school who was alleged to have committed and encouraged systematic corporal punishment of her pupils. In addition, she was alleged to have failed to comply with health and safety requirements.